Rivers, creeks and streams are some of the most valued and recognised natural features in the region, collectively referred to as rivers in this section. The region’s rivers are renowned for recreational activities, are economically valuable for tourism, provide water supply for stock and domestic use, and are an important part of the region’s history, beauty and character. Many of the region’s towns, campgrounds and caravan parks nestle alongside a river or creek.

Across the region, rivers are culturally significant places for Traditional Owners. Besides providing a steady source of food and other resources for daily living, they also serve as boundaries, have ceremonial importance and were historically used as trading routes. Rivers continue to support cultural practices and culturally significant species. 

Glenelg River

Hopkins River
Photo: The Standard